The 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season, play of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level, will begin on August 26, 2016, with the regular season ending December 10, 2016, and (not including all-star games) conclude on January 9, 2017 with the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. This is the third season of the four-team College Football Playoff tournament system.
When and where is the game?
The game kicks off at 12:00 ET on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, at Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, Wisconsin.
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The Wisconsin Badgers football team is the intercollegiate football team of University of Wisconsin–Madison. The Badgers have competed in the Big Ten Conference since its formation in 1896. They play their home games at Camp Randall Stadium, the fourth-oldest stadium in college football. Wisconsin has had two Heisman Trophy winners, Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne, and have had nine former players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. As of December 31, 2015, the Badgers have an all-time record of 674–486–53.
|Wisconsin Badgers football|
|Athletic director||Barry Alvarez|
|Head coach||Paul Chryst
2nd year, 10–3 (.769)
|Stadium||Camp Randall Stadium|
|Field surface||Field Turf|
|All-time record||674–486–53 (.577)|
|Bowl record||13–14 (.481)|
|Unclaimed nat’l titles||3 (1897, 1942, 1993)|
|Conference titles||14 (1896, 1897, 1901, 1906, 1912, 1952, 1959, 1962, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2012)|
|Colors||Cardinal and White|
|Fight song||On, Wisconsin!|
|Mascot||Buckingham U. Badger|
|Marching band||University of Wisconsin Marching Band|
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Georgia State Panthers football team is the college football program for Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. The Panthers football team was founded in 2010 and currently competes at the NCAA Division I FBS level. The team is a member of the Sun Belt Conference.
In November 2006, a study commissioned by Georgia State was completed and submitted back to the school. It found Georgia State to be in a good position to begin a competitive football team, and based its remarks on the location and resources of the university. It estimated that total annual expenses by 2012 would be $3.1 million.
|Georgia State Panthers football|
|Athletic director||Charlie Cobb|
|Head coach||Trent Miles
4th year, 7–30 (.189)
|Conference||Sun Belt Conference|
|All-time record||17–53 (.243)|
|Bowl record||0–1 (.000)|
|Colors||Blue and White|
|Fight song||Fight Panthers, Panther Pride|
|Rivals||Georgia Southern, South Alabama|
Boston College and Georgia Tech will play at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on September 3, in a game billed as the Aer Lingus College Football Classic.
Wisconsin will host LSU at the first-ever Division I FBS game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, also on September 3.
Virginia Tech will play Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway near Bristol, Tennessee on September 10. At a venue with a capacity of over 150,000, this game has the potential to break the record for the largest college football attendance by a wide margin.
Houston and Oklahoma will play week 1 of the season at NRG Stadium in Houston, in the Texas Kickoff.
Arizona and BYU will play week 1 of the season at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on September 3, in the Cactus Kickoff.
USC and Alabama will play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 3, in the Cowboys Classic.
Ole Miss and Florida State will play at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on September 5, in the Camping World Kickoff.
North Carolina and Georgia will play week 3 at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on September 3, in the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Both teams are 0-1 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, with North Carolina losing to LSU in 2010 and Georgia falling to Boise State in 2011.